• Posts Tagged ‘Epidemiology’

    Strange Science: Squirrels and Leprosy in Medieval England

    by  • November 10, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Squirrel!

    Scientists studying a leprosy outbreak in medieval England believe they may have found the culprit: squirrels. More specifically, they suggest that the squirrel pelt trade could have brought this disease to England from Scandinavia. In examining the skull of a medieval woman from East Anglia, scientists have identified damage to the skull caused by...

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    The Nature of Sin

    by  • October 28, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Mark Mathis, as provided by Jeffrey Wooten Art by Luke Spooner On the first plane I sat by a young lady that could have passed for the granddaughter I never had. She was excited; it was her first trip to Europe. She asked me what I did for a living and...

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